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Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis by PCR

Mnemonic:    [Bord PCR]
Name:    Bordetella pertussis/parapertussis by PCR
Specimen:    2 mL Respiratory specimen ( Aspirate, Bronchoalveolar lavege, swab or sputum) in a sterile container. Place swabs in viral transport media.

Write source on container.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0065080
  Method:    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Processing Info:    Verify source prompt before sending out on a transfer list to ARUP